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by JJT
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)
Replies: 90
Views: 9516

Re: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)

You can bundle wires together (as many as you need) for up to 2 feet. It's pretty common in most flush mount panels to have a fair amount of wires together. The derating only comes in after that 2 feet, and even then you are derating from the 90˚ ampacity. I would have done the panel a bit neater (...
by JJT
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Bathroom Circuit For Exhaust Fan With Light
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: Bathroom Circuit For Exhaust Fan With Light

Agreed. There's no limit to how many times safety can be expressed!
by JJT
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)
Replies: 90
Views: 9516

Re: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)

Brain intestinal gas happens..lol

But couldn't you say the same about receptacles, which have to be wire grounded in Canada?...or do they :?:
by JJT
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)
Replies: 90
Views: 9516

Re: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)

But what happens if you pull out a connected switch from the box and forgot to power down? Then is it a live non-grounded switch?
by JJT
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Bathroom Circuit For Exhaust Fan With Light
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: Bathroom Circuit For Exhaust Fan With Light

Thanks! It's protected by a GFCI receptacle in the bathroom. In my new panel box installation, I had the electrician install GFCI breakers in the box for my kitchen receptacles on either side of the sink as they are split receptacles with a dedicated 120V wire connected to each outlet of both recept...
by JJT
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Bathroom Circuit For Exhaust Fan With Light
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: Bathroom Circuit For Exhaust Fan With Light

What are you guys smoking? In both my posts I mention that the circuit is GFCI protected... :? :)
by JJT
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Bathroom Circuit For Exhaust Fan With Light
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: Bathroom Circuit For Exhaust Fan With Light

No problem. Go for it. I'm assuming it's a dedicated bath circuit. 15A is perfectly fine. I'd wire everything so that if your GFCI receptacle trips, your lights and bath fan will continue to get power. In other words, don't wire anything to the LOAD side of the receptacle; just the LINE side. Thank...
by JJT
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Bathroom Circuit For Exhaust Fan With Light
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Bathroom Circuit For Exhaust Fan With Light

My bathroom with shower does not have an exhaust fan in it. I would like to install one that has a light combined with the fan. The circuit is 15 amp(14/2). Also on the circuit is a GFCI protected receptacle with two plug-ins and a 4 bulb light fixture over the mirror. Is this do-able or would a 20 ...
by JJT
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)
Replies: 90
Views: 9516

Re: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)

Thanks! I'm in the process of upgrading to more decorative switches now so won't bother with the green screw. Much appreciated!
by JJT
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)
Replies: 90
Views: 9516

Re: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)

Oh and you guys are in Canada, why aren't those screws Robertson. lol That is a very good question? That is actually a peeve of mine. The screws going into the box are Robbies but the plate screws are flatties, hence two screwdrivers needed for what should be a simple one screwdriver job.. :cry: Wh...
by JJT
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)
Replies: 90
Views: 9516

Re: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)

You need to separate those cables and secure them with cable-width staples. Cables should not be bundled together like that under one strap or through one hole. You can stack two cables per staple, and that's it. Up in Canada there are staples specifically for just one cable, and other staples for ...
by JJT
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)
Replies: 90
Views: 9516

Re: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)

...for example, I make sure that all my switch and receptacle(decoras) wall plate top and bottom flat head screw slots are aligned vertically with each other for each plate. Top that! Plate Screws.JPG (Installation of the receptacle is actually visually straight,..it's my camera abilities that are c...
by JJT
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)
Replies: 90
Views: 9516

Re: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)

Got a little of that myself....
by JJT
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)
Replies: 90
Views: 9516

Re: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)

I know what you mean, but I don't mind. Instead of stapling each wire neatly side by side he opted to bundled a bunch up and secure them all together. I could easily remove those screw in C clamps and neaten it up by nailing them each in individually with single wire nails. Maybe someday when I'm bo...
by JJT
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)
Replies: 90
Views: 9516

Re: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)

Here it is!
Thanks Shannon for the attachments instructions.
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by JJT
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)
Replies: 90
Views: 9516

Re: Electric Code Checklist(US)

Thanks very much for the extra info/advice. I'll do as you all suggest. I have an electrician coming over tomorrow to install a new panel box for me so I'm going to count that as a day long power failure. Predicted high for tomorrow in my town is -1 C. I'll have to assume that if I do everything ri...
by JJT
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)
Replies: 90
Views: 9516

Re: Electric Code Checklist(US)

Fair enough. I use only strategically placed suitable length heavy duty 12/2 cords. Further to what Shannon said, the extension cords would only be used during a power failure. It is against code to leave them lying around, even if not being used, as they can be damaged. The receptacle for the furn...
by JJT
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)
Replies: 90
Views: 9516

Re: Electric Code Checklist(US)

Actually extension cords indoors can be dangerous. Especially the cheap thin interior type. Placed under carpets or carpet runners they can over heat and getting pinched under furniture can cause shorts and fires also. Fair enough. I use only strategically placed suitable length heavy duty 12/2 cor...
by JJT
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)
Replies: 90
Views: 9516

Re: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)

Thanks! I installed a Reliance Through-The-Wall Kit. It's awesome! You plug the generator into the box outside, and inside it's a 6 outlet receptacle.. Takes about 15 minutes to install. No need to connect anything to the panel box and no open doors and windows to run cords inside. I prefer this to ...
by JJT
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)
Replies: 90
Views: 9516

Re: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)

Does anybody know if it's legal code to have a plug-in receptacle in a furnace circuit between the safety shut off switch and furnace in Ontario Canada? I ask as if it is, I would do this to be able to plug in the furnace to a gas generator during Winter power outages.
by JJT
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Two switches two lights.
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Two switches two lights.

So you did not want a three way circuit then? That's right. It was wired as a three way but was not crazy about both lights turning on from each switch and not able to have just one on. Having both on at the same time was not necessary for the room. To achieve each light to turn on independently fr...
by JJT
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Two switches two lights.
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Two switches two lights.

Thanks people, got it figured out. Got switch 1 to control light 1, and switch 2 to control light 2 individually as if they were on each their own circuits, even though they are all on one circuit as described above. Switch 1 doesn't affect light 2 and vice versa.
by JJT
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Two switches two lights.
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Two switches two lights.

Thanks, but this is not a rough in. Everything is walled in. I have to follow my described sequence which is panel 14/2 to switch 1, then 14/3 to light 1, then 14/3 light 2, then 14/3 to switch 2 ending the circuit. I can't follow your described sequence without having to do demo. It used to work bu...
by JJT
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Two switches two lights.
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Two switches two lights.

I reviewed the YouTube video for this but my situation is a little different. The circuit I'm trying to connect is as follows: -panel box to switch 1 with 14/2, then -switch 1 to light 1 with 14/3,then -light 1to light 2 with 14/3, then -light 2 to switch 2 with 14/3 ending the circuit. So switch, l...